From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
6 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents related to Hydrogen Europe
Dear DG energy, DG Clima, Dg Grow, Secretariat General, DG Move, DG Competition
Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents, I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:
1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, Commissioner Vălean, Commissioner Vestager, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow, DG Move, DG Competition and Secretariat General and representatives of Hydrogen Europe on the other.
2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021 between officials and representatives of the European Commission and representatives of Hydrogen Europe.
3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls mentioned above
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.
To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.
I reserve the right to appeal.
Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.
Thank you for your assistance.
Corporate Europe Observatory
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application for access to documents, which was registered on 07/05/2021
under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3028.
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European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
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